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Psychotherapist and Counsellor, MA, MBACP (Accred.)

About me

Most of us face mental health problems, relationship difficulties, crises, losses in our lives. The goal of therapy is to help us through these difficult times by exploring feelings and thoughts and to reach a deeper understanding and insight of oneself and the relationships with others in order to improve our mental state and the quality of life.

I provide help and support for a wide range of issues in a warm and confidential setting. I bring to my work a warm acceptance and my ability to relate to people from differing backgrounds alongside my theoretical knowledge. I am open to the breath and depth of all human experience without any judgement. 

When you start therapy, you may want to achieve a quick change and/or to be fixed. While some relief or benefit can happen relatively quickly through therapy, deeper insight and more meaningful change and understanding of oneself can take some time. 

I believe therapy is a space to explore early experiences to understand your 'reality' today. Together we will explore your experiences and feelings throughout the different stages of your life to make sense of what you are experiencing today. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Integrative Psychotherapist - Accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

I am an Accredited therapist with many years of experience. As stated in BACP Website, "accreditation is a quality status for experienced practitioners who can demonstrate high standards of competent and ethical practice".  

I worked as a counsellor in NHS (2014-2022)  and I have a private practice since 2013. 

Qualifications

I have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Psychotherapy

I engage in annual and ongoing professional development, which is an important aspect of a psychotherapeutic career. 

I keep myself informed on new findings and approaches in psychotherapy.

I am specifically interested in neuroscience and neurobiology and how they inform our understanding of human mind and how I can use it to help my clients with their mental health difficulties. 

Previously I held senior positions in International marketing and advertising companies. This makes me aware of the difficulties and struggles of these environments and all the consequent stress, anxiety and at times, loss of direction.


My overall life experience and clinical experience (working with clients) has equipped me to deal with a wide range of life problems that including:

  • relationship problems
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • bereavement
  • loss
  • work problems
  • existential problems
  • trauma
  • abuse
  • problems relating to your earlier experiences and childhood and all kinds of emotional stress.

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£70.00 per session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • BUPA

Additional information

I offer you a welcoming, warm, comfortable, private and confidential place to explore your issues and to be able to express your inner world.

We have an initial session where we meet. Since the relationship between you and your therapist is the core of the work, you have an opportunity to decide whether you want to work with me or not.

The sessions last approx. 50 minutes.

My fees are:

£70 per session for individuals
£100 for couples
A limited number of concessions are available on daytime sessions, please feel free to ask.

When I work

I am in full time practice which means that my availability is flexible. I have early morning, daytime and evening appointments.

Further information

I provide therapy in both English and Turkish.

I am registered with Bupa, AXA PPP Healthcare, Cigna and Aviva. 

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Additional languages

Turkish